Place Published: London, Ottawa, and NY
Publisher: Topley, Lafayette Ltd., Brown Brothers
Date Published: [1877 to 1910]
Binding: No binding
7 b&w cabinet photos.
• Laurier, 36 years of age, 1877, 165 × 108 mm., image somewhat faded, Topley, Ottawa.
• Laurier, 1880s?, 167 × 110 mm., Topley, Ottawa, verso also stamped with the address of Brown Brothers, New York.
• Also a larger version, 197 × 164 mm., top and book of the corners of the card damaged on the right side, with stamps on the verso of Brown Brothers and Frank A. Munsey Co.
• Laurier seated with a book in his hand (some damage to the bottom with tape on the bottom right corner). Lafayette Ltd.
• Laurier’s head and chest (very good condition). Lafayette Ltd. Circa 1897 or slightly later. 168 × 110 mm.
• Also a cropped duplicate, 153 × 110 mm., in which the bottom and attribution to Lafayette has been cut (stamped M.E. Berner Photographs and address in New York).
The above three photos issued by Lafayette are from the same sitting but different cropping. Verso of each photo is printed in brown with images of awards for photography and the addresses of Lafayette studios. The versos are also: stamped with the address of Brown Brothers, New York; and have Laurier’s name written in pencil with other notations. Founded in Dublin in 1880 by James Stack Lauder, Lafayette Photography has one of the oldest histories of any photographic business in the world. The Lafayette business expanded rapidly in the 1890s with studios in Glasgow (1890), Manchester (1892), and London (1897). These photos were probably taken in 1897 when Laurier went to London to participate in the colonial conference during Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. At the time he also received a knighthood.
• Laurier with reading glasses on his vest, “Rec’d May 22-07 Release in File - Nov 18-10”), 153 × 103 mm. Topley, Ottawa, verso also stamped with the address of Brown Brothers, New York.
5 b&w photos.
• Large photo of Laurier 10-1/4 x 14 inches, his left hand on his watch chain, circa 1900, 36 × 26 cm. At top left 1-1/2 inch corner separated, two nicks at bottom left.
• Laurier’s head and chest, 105 × 93 mm., stamped Brown Brothers, Sterling, PA., and NY on verso.
• Laurier and his wife, Lady Laurier (Zoé Laurier, née Lafontaine), 127 × 178 mm., riding in a carriage, stamped Brown Brothers, NY, on verso, circa 1900.
• 2 photos of Laurier and members of the royal household (Prince of Wales, etc.) seated on a balcony watching a lacrosse match, Canada versus the Duke of Argyll’s team at the Lord’s, stamped Brown Brothers, NY, on verso, circa 1900.
On consignment with LDRB
Good. Item #8767